Better Late Than Never – 2013 NHL Preview

NHL 13In this week’s Sports Illustrated, find everything you need to know for the 2013 NHL season, including Sports Illustrated’s pick of the Penguins over the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final(PAGEs 28-34). Here’s how Sports Illustrated sees the playoffs shaking out: 

WESTERN CONFERENCE               

Central Division                              

*Red Wings (2)                                

*Blackhawks (4)                                              

*Blues (7)                                           

*Predators (8)                                  

Blue Jackets (15)                             

Northwest Division                          

*Canucks (1)                                     

*Wild (5)                                             

Avalanche (10)                                 

Flames (11)                                        

Oilers (12)                                          

Pacific Division                                

*Kings (3)                                           

*Sharks (6)                                        

Coyotes (9)                                                                                                                        

Stars (13)                                            

Ducks (14)     

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

*Penguins (1)

*Rangers (4)

*Flyers (5)

*Devils (7)

Islanders (13)

Northeast Division

*Bruins (2)

*Sabers (6)

Senators (10)

Maple Leafs (11)

Canadiens (12)

Southeast Division

*Capitals (3)

*Lightning (8)

Panthers (9)                                                                      

Hurricanes (14)

Jets (15)

*Denotes playoff team

Western Finals                                 Eastern Finals

Canucks over Blackhawks                   Penguins over Rangers

Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins over Canucks

And here are predictions for the 2013 NHL Awards:                                                               

Hart Trophy: Steven Stamkos, C, Lightning                                            

Art Ross Trophy: Evgeni Malkin, C, Penguins                                         

Norris Trophy: Drew Doughty, D, Kings                                                   

Vezina Trophy: Henrik Lundqvist, G, Rangers

Calder Trophy: Justin Schultz, D, Oilers

Jack Adams Award: Dan Bylsma, Penguins

Calder Trophy: Justin Schultz, D, Oilers

Jack Adams Award: Dan Bylsma, Penguins


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